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Sri Lanka Art and Culture tour on the Viceroy Special

15 days • with Robert Kingsford-Smith

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Step aboard the famous Viceroy Special for a unique rail adventure through the mountains, coast and Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. On this private train tour exploring the history, art and culture of this stunning country.

Off-limits for decades, Sri Lanka is again open for business. With its reputation as a destination bursting with colour and variety, it’s back on the radar of discerning travellers. The country’s remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, misty mountains and captivating cultural heritage is made all the more accessible by its compact size.

Thanks to its colonial history of settlement by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, and centuries of trade with Arab, Chinese and Malay merchants, overlaid by its main religions of Buddhism and Hinduism, Sri Lanka boasts eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, rich traditions, colourful festivals and exotic cuisine.

  • Seven scenic train trips through Sri Lanka’s most captivating regions, on the spectacular mountain, jungle and coastal railways of that island nation
  • Exclusive charter of the spacious and regal Viceroy Special with restaurant car and bar
  • Accommodation in iconic hotels, such as the Geoffrey Bawa-designed Heritance Kandalama and Lighthouse Hotels. Most hotels are 5-star.
  • Visits to eight World Heritage sites, including: Polonnaruwa; Dambulla; Sigiriya; Kandy; and Galle
  • Inclusion of all meals, as well as drinks at the Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Costs of transfers, tipping, visas and luggage handling are all included
  • PRICE GUIDE
  • Per Person: Approx. $ 10,475
  • Single Supplement: $ 1,845
  • DATE
  • 5 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021
  • INCLUDED
  • Transfers on arrival and departure if travelling on the suggested group flight
  • 14 nights’ accommodation in centrally located 4-5 star hotels with daily breakfast
  • All meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Special welcome and farewell lunch and dinner with drinks
  • Exclusive train travel throughout, aboard the beautifully appointed Viceroy Special
  • Exclusive train travel throughout, aboard the beautifully appointed Viceroy Special
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as shown on the itinerary, including local guides and entrance fees
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers and train staff
  • Porterage at hotels and railway stations, and separate luggage handling
  • Visa for Sri Lanka